About Us

25 Carlisle Road, Westford, Massachusetts 01886

Veterinary Dermatology of New England is located in Westford Massachusetts. Dr. Laurie Stewart and her staff at Veterinary Dermatology of New England specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dogs and cats with allergies and disorders of the skin, ears, hair, and nails.

Experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic skin disorders and infectious and non-infectious skin diseases.

Dermatologic conditions also include chronic and recurring ear inflammations and infections, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune disorders, internal disorders with skin manifestations, hormonal imbalances, scaling disorders, hair loss, drug eruptions, and cancers of the skin. Any animal with skin problems should see a board-certified veterinarian of dermatology for an examination and evaluation.

Pertinent records from your primary veterinarian along with previous blood work and diagnostics should be forwarded prior to your appointment. It is a good idea to bring any bottles of shampoo, pills, and other medications that have been used to treat the skin disorder along with current medications that your pet is on for other conditions.

We offer authentic products recommended and approved in our clinic. There are hundreds of products including quality prescription medications, flea, and tick preventatives, chronic medications, specialty pharmaceuticals, and leading nutritional products.

Our Team

Our highly trained staff is compassionate, confident and committed to the best care for your pet.
Dr. Laurie Stewart, VMD, Diplomate, ACVD

Dr. Laurie Stewart, VMD, Diplomate, ACVD

Board-Certified Veterinary Dermatologist

Dr. Stewart is a Board-Certified Veterinarian of Dermatology. Dr. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire’s Life Science and Agricultural Pre-veterinary program, and her veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation from veterinary school, she interned at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield Mass, then practiced at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital and Tufts University where she completed her residency in veterinary dermatology.

Dr. Stewart became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1990. After spending eight years at Tufts University teaching and practicing veterinary dermatology, she opened her own clinic in 1995.

She owns and operates Veterinary Dermatology of New England, which is located in Westford, Mass.

Cheryl Culver

Cheryl Culver

Practice Manager

Cheryl is passionate about the welfare of all animals. She enjoys her position at veterinary Dermatology of New England where we treat all of our patients as if they are part of our family. Our clinic is entirely dedicated to the patients’ well-being and we provide top-notch care to all who enter. In Cheryl’s spare time, she enjoys working in her flower gardens, watching her many continuously visited bird feeders, time with her husband Michael, and family, and her two dogs; Cooper, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and her Sheep-a-doodle, Marlow.

Cheryl notes, “Working with Dr. Laurie Stewart and our professional and educated staff at Veterinary Dermatology of New England is an honor because we have an environment that provides a safe and happy workplace and a team that is dedicated to providing the best care for every patient.”

Leah Helgerson

Leah Helgerson

Veterinary Technician

Leah has always had a deep love for animals, and she feels very lucky that she has been able to turn that love for animals into a great career as a Veterinary Technician! Leah comes to us with knowledge and vast experience and feels she was taught by some of the brightest minds in the field of veterinary medicine. Leah prides herself on working hard and learning something new every day. Leah is a happy, self-directed, and highly motivated professional with compassion, and love for all animals. She is always smiling, and ready to assist!

In her free time, Leah loves to do anything outdoors including camping, fishing, hiking, and swimming. She can often be found somewhere in the forest, nestled in a hammock, away from all the noise. At home, Leah enjoys hanging out with her handsome black lab, Willie, and her rescue cat from USVI named Indie. She is also an avid reader and enjoys making custom gifts.

Rachael Langone

Rachael Langone

Veterinary Technician

Rachael, is a graduate from UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus, with a science degree in Veterinary Technology. She possesses a passion for all types of animals, especially cats! Rachael comes to us with experience, in exotic animals, large and small animals, physical therapy, and pet sitting.

In Rachael’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Taking walks with her rescue beagle, as well as playing with all of her feline fur babies. Rachael also enjoys spending time outdoors and watching sports.

Kathy Mazzone

Kathy Mazzone

Receptionist/Client Care Technician

Kathy comes to us with hands-on experience in veterinary medicine. Kathy served many years as a veterinary technician in Emergency and Critical Care for a large veterinary hospital. Kathy worked in many areas of the hospital including; patient care, neurology, geriatric, and physical rehabilitation.  After years, as a VT, Kathy, decided to transition her career into a front desk/client care service technician.  Kathy’s, hands on veterinary technician experience, and great knowledge provides her the ability to help assist our patients, with empathy, and great care.  Kathy is truly an ambassador that cares deeply for the wellbeing of all pets.

 

Kathy loves spending time with her family. Kathy’s favorite season is winter! Kathy enjoys reading, the great outdoors, and being in the woods. She loves mountains, and crafting. Kathy has two elderly female pets; her eighteen-year young cat, Bailey and, her sixteen-year young, and newly adopted dog, Little Bean.

Colleen McVay

Colleen McVay

Veterinary Technician

Colleen is a pre-veterinary student at the University of California Davis working towards a Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology.  Colleen will attend veterinary school after her undergrad, with dreams of becoming a specialized veterinarian.  During her school breaks, Colleen is beyond excited to work with us and help to assist our patients with the best of care!

Colleen has wonderful work experience including, research, biosecurity, hatchery, testing, and recording cognitive and behavioral responses.  Socializing, training, and feeding of varying species of animals.  She has skills and experience in laser treatments, physical therapy exercises, and hydrotherapy.

Colleen possesses a can-do attitude, she has an infectious smile, positive energy and we are lucky to have her working with us throughout her Education breaks.

In Colleen’s free time, she loves to run and hike with her two amazing labs, Chip and Bailey.  She also volunteers at an animal shelter near her college, helping pets find great homes.

Emma Faddoul

Emma Faddoul

Veterinary Technician

Emma received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire, College of Life Science and Agriculture’s Pre-Veterinary Program, May 2019.  Emma attends the Veterinary School at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine fall of 2019. We have had the pleasure of Emma working alongside Dr. Stewart during her school breaks since 2016, and we look forward to her returning when she has breaks!! Emma has worked with a variety of animals from cows in New Hampshire to the chimps in Zambia!

Emma has a career goal to be a Veterinary of Dermatology following Dr. Stewart’s footsteps. Emma possesses a great presence, she is always happy, and happy to assist in any way that she can. She keeps morale high, a true professional!

Emma enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends and family, and being with her dogs, Uno and Buddy!